Saturday, September 6, 2008

3,000 calories to go please...

My mom came to visit jen and me a few weekends ago, and one of our stops was Pink's in Hollywood.  After hearing about Pink's via the Food Network, mom couldn't wait to sink her teeth into the highly caloric goodness that is a Pink's hot dog.  
I think everyone in L.A. has been to this hotspot at least once. And at 3,000 calories a pop, once may be enough!  But I digress...

Let's pretend (for the sake of this blog) that we live in a world where 1. eating healthy doesn't matter...  2. hot dogs are made with extremely high-grade meat...  and 3. small portions are a thing of the past.  

Okay...keep that thought going...  

Pink's hot dogs are AMAZING!  Move over ketchup and mustard...Pink's menu has it all.  You can get everything from guacamole to sauerkraut to fruit on your dogs.  You can even get celebrity dogs like the Martha Stewart or Rosie O'Donnell dog.  With so many choices, you're probably wondering how on earth we chose what to order?  Well, the 30-minute wait gave us plenty of time to decide.  

For those of you who don't live in lala land, one thing to know about Pink's is that there is ALWAYS a line.  I've driven by the hot dog stand at 2am...line.  9am...line.  12noon...long, long line.  But like the Food Network reveals, it's ALWAYS worth the wait.  

I think both jen and I got the Mullholland Drive Dog.  (It's kind of hard to tell from the pictures.)  The 10" stretch dog comes smothered in grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, nacho cheese & bacon.  Mom went simple with a chili dog and sauerkraut. These messy delights were so delicious.  And adding an order of their super-seasoned fries (in our pretend world) equaled heaven on earth.

I know going to Pink's isn't something us LA folk would do on a daily basis...but next time you have a visitor in town, go ahead and splurge.  After all, we do need calories to survive...right?  


3 comments:

jen. said...

i have been craving another ever since that day!
i recommend their turkey dogs... they're not ten inches like the regular dog, but man, they're tasty!! (and just as filling, i'm pretty sure...)

A to the G soon to be T said...

Okay, so I've actually never had a Pink's hot dog or any kind of dog since the 8th grade incident with my biology teacher! E! brought in pink's for everyone last week and I declined. I realize they have these turkey dog things, but in the end, doesn't it still taste like a hot dog so when I bite into the ten incher I would still recall the incident with the biology teacher. That sounds dirty...

Caroline said...

hmm, no offense but as someone who has never eaten red meat, this blog about greasy, cheese-smothered and bacon-laden hot dogs doesn't sound very appetizing to say the least... but the important thing is that YOU enjoyed it! ;)